Digital policy action areas for a connected ASEAN 2024

ASEAN best practice benchmarking and an action plan for regional harmonization

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Global Digital Regulatory Outlook 2023 2024

The Global Digital Regulatory Outlook 2023 benchmarks regulatory progress across 193 countries worldwide, building on the successful track record of the first three editions. This new analysis is the go-to reference for regulators and policy-makers seeking to understand a fast-moving landscape – and shape regulatory change that will benefit all in the quest for digital transformation. Almost a third of humanity remains unconnected – a sober reminder of the work that lies ahead

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Tanzania – A solid base for moving to G5 regulation 2023

Tanzania has undertaken many measures and facilitated several projects that demonstrate a commitment to using ICTs for development and continuously enhancing collaboration across government and with national stakeholders.

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Switching on “Smart Rwanda”: digital inclusion, collaboration and a G5 mindset 2023

Despite its small population, Rwanda is a regional leader, whose economic performance is attributed to strong leadership, structural reform, significant investments in education and infrastructure and a clear focus on creating a good investment climate.

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Egypt’s digital transformation and collaborative regulation 2023

Egypt has prioritized digital transformation in recent years, in line with an economy-wide sustainable development strategy. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (​NTRA) play key roles in enabling the ongoing digital transformation of the economy, including engaging in collaborative regulation activities and other joint projects with other ministries and regulatory authorities in Egypt.

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Collaborative regulation for digital transformation in Mexico 2022

To navigate digital transformation, Mexico has embraced the new regulatory paradigm that seeks to fast forward digital transformation for all – and that paradigm is embodied in the concept of collaborative digital regulation.

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Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 2021

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) was first launched in 2015 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to measure the commitment of 193 ITU Member States and the State of Palestine1 to cybersecurity to help them identify areas of improvement and encourage countries to take action, through raising awareness on the state of cybersecurity worldwide. As cybersecurity risks, priorities, and resources evolve, the GCI has also adapted to give a more accurate snapshot of cybersecurity measures taken by countries. This report aims to better understand countries’ commitments to cybersecurity, identify gaps, encourage the incorporation of good practices, and provide useful insights for countries to improve their cybersecurity postures.

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The impact of policies, regulation, and institutions on ICT sector performance 2021

This study shows that ICT regulation has had a measurable impact on the growth of global ICT markets over the past decade. The analysis uses econometric modelling to pinpoint the impact of the regulatory and institutional frameworks on the performance of the ICT sector and its contribution to national economies. The modelling has allowed to capture fresh insights backed by authoritative data on the evolution of ICT regulation since 2007, the ICT Regulatory Tracker, and a global dataset on ICT markets economics. The new analysis points to regulatory features that can have a multiplier effect on ICT markets and consumer benefits. For the mobile sector, open and collaborative regulatory policies appear to have a strong positive impact on investment. In turn, more investment triggers coverage gains and lower consumer prices, boosts ICT adoption and generates growth in national economies around two years after policy adoption.

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The economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation: Econometric modelling for the ITU Europe region 2020

This study focuses on the impact of broadband, digital transformation and policy and regulatory frameworks on the growth of markets for digital services in the Europe region. It provides evidence of the importance of regulatory and institutional variables in driving digital growth and further illustrates how broadband technologies combined with effective ICT regulation can positively impact the growth of national economies and prosperity. The outcomes of this regional study may serve as key reference material to illustrate the impact of fixed and mobile broadband on the economy, where the regions stand in terms of digitization and the impact of digitization on GDP. The results from this study could assist European countries in conceptualizing the process of launching evidence-based digital transformation strategies.

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The economic contribution of broadband, digitization, and ICT regulation Econometric modelling for the Arab States region 2020

The transformative power of digital technologies and connectivity is empowering people, creating an environment that nurtures innovation, and is triggering positive change in business processes and in the global economy. The recent ITU global study on the economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation provided a global econometric analysis of robust and reliable data resources to measure the impact of fixed and mobile broadband and digital transformation on the economy as a whole. It also analysed the impact of institutional and regulatory variables to the development of the digital ecosystem. Based on the data and analysis to measure the impact of digitization as a whole, a further need was identified to conduct studies that delved deeper into these effects, focusing on specific regions of the world. By applying the same methodologies and econometric models used for assessing global effects, this ITU report focuses on the impact of broadband, digital transformation and policy and regulatory frameworks on the growth of markets for digital services in the Arab States region. Table of contents The economic contribution of broadband, digitization, and ICT regulationEconometric modelling for the Arab States region Acknowledgements Foreword Table of Contents 1 Introduction 2 The effects identified on a global scale 2.1 Economic impact of fixed broadband 2.2 Economic impact of mobile broadband 2.3 Economic impact of digitization 2.4 Impact of policy and regulatory framework on digitization development 3 The economic contribution of broadband and digitization and the impact of policy on digitization in the Arab States region 3.1 Review of the research literature 3.2 Hypotheses 3.3 Economic impact of fixed broadband 3.4 Economic impact of mobile broadband 3.5 Economic impact of digitization 3.6 Impact of policy and regulatory framework on digitization 4 Conclusion Annex A: List of data sources for models testing the economic impact of fixed and mobile broadband Annex B: Indicators included in the CAF Digital Ecosystem Development Index and data sources Bibliography

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